The Fort Collins Police Services and Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services programs are looking for compassionate and caring people to act in the capacity of volunteer victim advocates.
Victim advocates are trained to offer emotional support and crisis intervention to crime victims. Advocates provide information on the criminal justice system, resources in the community, aid in acquiring emergency shelter, and facilitate other immediate needs. They also conduct follow-up assistance by providing victim compensation benefits information as well as updates on the status and progression of a victim’s case through preliminary stages of the judicial system.
Services are provided to victims 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Advocates work one 12-hour shift per week.
Applicants will be required to have a criminal history check, go through a background investigation, and will be required to attend a 45-hour training program prior to being placed in an on-call capacity.
If you are interested in a rewarding volunteer opportunity, consider becoming a victim advocate.
For more information, contact:
Fort Collins Police Services:
Melissa Funk, Victim Services Supervisor
(970) 224-6089 or bWZ1bmtAZmNnb3YuY29t
Larimer County Sheriff’s Office:
Susan Johnston, Victim Response Team Coordinator
(970) 498-5149 or am9obnN0c3VAY28ubGFyaW1lci5jby51cw==